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POSADA CARRILES BUILT BOMBS FOR, AND INFORMED ON, JORGE MAS CANOSA, CIA RECORDS REVEAL
CIA misjudged Posada as "not a typical boom and bang type" militant
Proposed Posada for "responsible civil position" in post-Castro government
Declassified Documents identify Posada's Agency Handlers
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 288
Posted - October 6, 2009
In a memo, Grover Lythcott described Posada as "not a typical 'boom and bang' type of individual" who was "acutely aware of the international implications of ill planned or over enthusiastic activities against Cuba." A CIA personnel record suggested that Posada would be "excellent for use in responsible civil position in PBRUMEN"—a codename for Cuba—"should the present government fall."